MonacoUSA Networking Cocktail

With special guest Federica Nardoni Spinetta, founder of the Monte Carlo Fashion Week. On Tuesday, April 16 at the Conscientiae Restaurant on the Port from 18:00 to 20:00. Free entrance, cash bar, free tombola and all nationalities welcome.

Body and Soul – Exhibition

David D’ALESSANDRO invites you to discover his latest creations at this exclusive exhibition, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Until Saturday, April 20 from 15:00 to 19:00 at the Comité National Monégasque A.I.A.P – U.N.E.S.C.O. Discover more here.

Monaco celebrates Marcel Pagnol – Tribute

Alongside the various events held in France and particularly in Provence, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince called for a special day to celebrate the eminent man of letters, and bring his works to a contemporary audience. With the agreement of the Pagnol family, this special event will take place 48 hours before the anniversary of the writer’s death on 18 April 1974. At 11 am, Prince Albert II will pay a public tribute at a ceremony attended by pupils from local schools, before the stele on Square Marcel Pagnol in the Trocadéro Gardens. On Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00 at the Square Marcel Pagnol.

Pagnol the Monégasque – Round Table

A round table at the Théâtre des Variétés, organised by the Palace Archives and the Audiovisual Institute, on the theme “Pagnol the Monégasque”. The panellists will talk to the writer’s grandson, Nicolas Pagnol, present previously unseen archive documents, recordings, and personal accounts, while there will be readings and performances of theatrical scenes by the actors of the Studio de Monaco. On Tuesday, April 16 at 15:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Musical Happy Hour – OPMC

With the Monoïkos Quatuor – Nicole Curau & Adela Urcan, violins, Thomas Bouzy, viola, and Caroline Roeland, cello. Music by DEBUSSY and LEKEU. On Tuesday, April 16 at 18:30 at the Maison de France. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Racine par la racine – Theatre

Jean Racine’s eleven tragedies as you have never seen them before! From the famous Bérénice, Phèdre, Andromaque and Britannicus, to the lesser known Bajazet and Mithridate, are all given a radical comedic makeover. “Racine par la Racine” invites audiences on a hilarious journey through the works of the great playwright. A company of four actors creates a whirlwind of biographical background, snippets of prefaces, authentic extracts, and pastiches of plays.

On Tuesday, April 16 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.

The Baker’s Wife – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a a 1938 French drama film directed by Marcel Pagnol. It is based on the novel Blue Boy by French author Jean Giono. Part of the special day of tributes to Marcel Pagnol.

On Tuesday, April 16 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

The Niwaki Monaco Gourmet Wine Cocktail

Join Club Vivanova in partnership with The Niwaki Monaco for an exclusive wine cocktail, pairing three premium wines with gourmet Japanese canapés. The after-work networking event will be hosted at the seaview terrace of the restaurant with limited capacity, so please book early. €60 per person, fully inclusive.

Chico et Rita – Film

Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba (who also happens to a Grammy award-winning jazz producer) and Javier Mariscal, graphic designer and art director, share a lifelong passion for music. The idea behind Chico & Rita came from a meeting with the Cuban pianist and composer Bebo Baldès, a leading figure in the Afro-Cuban jazz scene.

On Wednesday, April 17 at 18:30 at the Médiathèque de Monaco – Bibliothèque Louis Notari. Free entry. Discover more here.

Saudade ici et là-bas – Theatre

“Saudade” is a Portugese word for a complex feeling of melancholy, nostalgia, and hope. A sense of “being present in the past, or past in the present”. Idalio, his sister Joana and their nephew Manu return to the old house, fling open the doors and windows, and a whole stream of history emerges. How can they stay true to it? How can they pass it on? Do they need it? Or want it? How does one come to terms with an ideal that one has always striven for, but can never be achieved?

On Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20 at 20:00 and Sunday, April 21at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses.

Sainte Dévote Tournament – Rugby

The Sainte Dévote Tournament was created in 2009 following an exchange between the Monegasque Rugby Federation and the Rugby Club Lucciana, in Corsica. Sainte Dévote has always linked the Principality to the “Ile de Beauté”: she is the patron saint of Monaco, but also that of Corsica. 2024 is the 12th edition of the Sainte Dévote Tournament organized in partnership with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. The international competition sees young players under the age of 12 compete against each other and allows these children to make unforgettable acquaintances during their stay. Next to the competition, the Rugby for all offers courses adapted to children and young adults with disabilities, and the Rugby Tots offers intiations to the practice of rugby for very young children. From Friday, April 19 to Saturday, April 20 at the Stade Louis II. Discover more here.

Lascaux à Monaco – Exposition

Original objects from the Lascaux cave exhibited on loan from the National Museum of Prehistory (Les Eyzies, Dordogne) and the Institute of Human Paleontology (Paris) and also hyper-realistic reconstructions of 5 Cro-Magnons by Elisabeth Daynes, a 1/10 scale model of the Lascaux cave with prehistoric paintings and lighting, and interactive tables and low-tech manipulatives. An original scenography organized around facsimiles and an immersive experience in Virtual Reality thanks to the #SPL LASCAUX, exclusively thanks to the Museum Partners. From Friday, April 19 to Thursday, November 21 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique.

Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, Europe’s most starred resort with 7 Michelin stars, is back with its “Festival des Etoilés Monte-Carlo“. Emmanuel Pilon and Simon Rogan, respectively Head Chef of Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse, Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo and Head Chef of L’Enclume in the UK, will be hosting an exceptional dinner in the presence of Alain Ducasse. The two chefs share the same passion for local cuisine and good produce. Taste their tasting menu in 6 steps for €750, food and wine pairing included.

Simon Rogan MBE is an award-winning chef of international renown, recognised as one of the pioneers of the ‘From farm to table’ movement. In 2002, he opened his first restaurant, L’Enclume, focusing on local and seasonal ingredients. Awarded a green star in 2021 and three Michelin stars in 2022, it is one of only nine three-star restaurants in the country, confirming its place as one of the UK’s most popular culinary destinations.

Le jour du kiwi – Laetitia Colombani – Theatre

Barnabé Leroux is a fussy, pettifogging, obsessive pensioner. Since his wife died, he has lived a solitary life and rarely sees Benoît, his only son. he despises his neighbours, and his only real contact with the outside world is his weekly consultation with his psychoanalyst. His life is carefully regimented, down to the last millimetre. Nothing is left to chance. Until the day he finds a yoghurt missing from his fridge. Barnabé was sure it had been there the day before! Could something as ordinary as a yoghurt have the power to change a life?

On Saturday, April 20 at 20:00 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more here.

Archbishop Ivan Elko as Guest Preacher at St Paul’s Church

St Paul’s Church is delighted to welcome Ivan Elko Archbishop of the Lutheran Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovakia  as their guest preacher. His niece, Tatiana Parackova, is a member of the congregation here at St Paul’s. Archbishop Ivan’s journey of ministry has been eventful, including compulsory National Service,  taking on his late father’s parish, the fall of Communism and rising to his current elected position as General Bishop Manager for the last 6 years. St Paul’s Church very much looks forward to hearing what Archbishop Ivan will share with us during the service. All are warmly invited to  join us. On Sunday, April 21, at 10:30 Sung Holy Communion with Archbishop Ivan Elko as Guest Preacher (followed by refreshments in the Library). Discover more here.

150th Anniversary of the Hôtel de Paris Cellars – Events

This year, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the famous cellars beneath the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo! Opened in 1874, they are a monument to the company’s long and illustrious history, in which they have often played an important role. These hidden jewels beneath the very foundations of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo are the quintessence of refinement and exclusiveness. To mark the occasion, the world’s biggest hotel cellars will be opening their doors for a unique celebration, with fascinating tours, exclusive dinners, exceptional tasting sessions, and much more. Discover one of Monaco’s most priceless secret treasures and experience the celebrations here! Until Thursday, October 31 at the Monte-Carlo SBM Resort.

Pasolini in Chiaroscuro – Exhibition

The new exhibition at the Villa Sauber honours Pier Paolo Pasolini, perhaps the last European intellectual to have gained worldwide renown. He is considered one of the defining public intellectuals in 20th-century Italian history, influential both as an artist and a political figure. A half-century on from his death, his influence can still be felt across the different fields in which he worked: he is read, commented on, adapted, and inspires contemporary creative artists. While he preferred to describe himself as a writer, it was his films that brought him to the public’s attention. The exhibition looks at his inspirations and his legacy. Until Sunday, September 29 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber. Discover more, including the screening program of Pasolini’s films, here.

The Prince and the Mediterranean – Exhibition

As part of commemorations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III (1923-2023), the Oceanographic Museum presents its new permanent exhibition, “The Prince and the Mediterranean”. Visitors to the exhibition, the Oceanographic Institute’s tribute to the unshakeable connection between Princer Rainier III and the ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea in particular, will step aboard his ship, Deo Juvante II. Guided by the voice of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, they will navigate through four fascinating spaces, each exploring a different facet of the Prince and his passion for all things aquatic. Until Tuesday, December 31, 2024 at Musée Océanographique de Monaco.

Polar Mission – Exhibition

Discover an immersive and interactive experience! Take on the role of a roving reporter and set off on a mission to explore the Polar regions! This new exhibition includes five thematic areas spread over two levels. Learn about the Poles and their wildlife, and the men and women who populate and explore them. Fascinating objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together to create a 360° experience. The great voyage can begin! Until Tuesday, December 31, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Early Days of Télé Monte-Carlo, 1954-1974​ – Exhibition

The Cabinet of Curiosities – “The Early Days of Télé Monte-Carlo, 1954-1974​” – An exhibition looking at the first 20 years of Monaco’s TV channel launched in 1954. A selection of archives and objects will take you back in time, to the very earliest days of colour television. Organised by the Audiovisual Institute of Monaco, the exhibition features items entrusted by Télé Monte-Carlo for safekeeping, documents from partner institutions, and materials kindly loaned by private individuals. Until Friday, January 31 2025, from 10:00 to 17:30 pm (17:00 on Fridays) at the Institut Audiovisuel de Monaco. Free entry. Discover more here.

St. George’s Day Dinner and Quiz – BAM

Following the successful dinner and quiz evening last year the Event’s team of the British Association of Monaco have organised another St. George’s Day dinner and quiz.  This year we will be at the Maison du Caviar who are offering a three course meal, wine coffee and water – booking form and more info here.

As April 23 is also the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, we will be incorporating questions about the playwright as well as St. George and his many guises.  Come as a team or join a group to answer some fiendish questions (noted from last year!) There will be prizes for best team name, winners – and maybe losers!

The story behind Irish-language opera Eithne

‘New and old, Gaelic and modern’: Irish opera and the Gaelic Revival is the theme of the talk by Dr Maria McHale, a Lecturer in Musicology at TU Dublin Conservatoire. Dr McHale’s talk will include play excerpts from the opera Eithne as there is a live recording online of the 2017 performance. At the Princess Grace Irish Library on Wednesday, April 24 at 19:00. Discover more here.


On Tuesday, May 14 at 18:00 (welcome reception 17:30) at the conference hall of the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation on Port Hercules: ground floor, Ruscino Building, 14 Quai Antoine 1er, Monaco. In the presence of the film’s director Frank Mannion. With the generous support of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who is kindly hosting the evening. The trustees of the Princess Grace Irish Library are very grateful for this sponsorship. 

Pre book the tickets here.

Featured image: Monoïkos Quatuor